Around The World In 80 Foods – Country 1


Quito Style Ceviche

an unusual ceviche because it uses precooked shrimp



My mother learned to make this when we lived in Quito in the early 1960’s


1 pound small shrimp

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 cups fresh orange juice

1 cup fresh lemon juice

½ cup ketchup

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Tabasco sauce to taste

Salt and pepper to taste



If the shrimp is not cooked, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and boil the shrimp for one to two minutes, until just cooked. Drain shrimp and rinse with cold water.  De-vein the shrimp and trim off the tails, and place in a bowl.

Whisk together the juices, ketchup, Tabasco, tomato paste, salt and pepper.  Add the onion and shrimp.  Stir together, then place in refrigerator for several hours.  Overnight works best.




Share Your World – January 8, 2018


Do you prefer a bath or shower?

Always a shower.

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

I’m no longer working.  I spend time on my laptop, watch TV.  Watch a lot of YouTube documentaries on ancient cultures so I guess I can say that I am learning.  I make sure all the bills are paid and accounts are balanced.  I love doing jigsaw puzzles.  I plan meals, make shopping lists and do the cooking.

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

I have a stuffed Alf in  the closet.

What did you appreciate this past week?

I Really appreciated that the weather finally warmed up to freezing last Friday.


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